Biographical Sketch: Christina Liu, Ph.D.

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Christina Liu, Ph.D., P.E., is chief of Biomedical Technology Branch in the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences. She manages a portfolio of Biomedical Technology Development and Dissemination, technology development grants, as we​​ll as grants that support the development of imaging probes, imaging techniques, and bioanalytical technologies. She is also the NIGMS scientific contact for the NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs S10 Instrumentation Program.​

Before joining NIGMS, Liu served as a program director at several NIH Institutes, including National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and the former National Center for Research Resources, managing nanotechnology, imaging, molecular imaging, and instrumentation portfolios. Liu received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas. She conducted postdoctoral and independent research in the Radiology Department at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Her research ​focused on neuroscience research of addiction using functional and molecular MRI.

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